Child, youth and teen programs

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Summer program registration

Registration for half-day, week long summer programs for youth ages 3 to 17 years begins at 7 a.m. on June 8 on Recreation Online. Programs include preschool, visual arts, dance, drama, sports, outdoor skills, family and leadership. Other program opportunities for families, children, teens and adults will be available for registration as well.

Registration for swimming begins June 16 at 7 a.m. on Recreation Online.

All programs meet current provincial guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Other program news

Strathcona County Youth Programs support the Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model. The activities taught in our programs align with the developmental abilities of our participants based on their age. This promotes the physical and social wellbeing of each participants.

Registration begins June 8 at 7 a.m. for
half-day, week-long summer programs

All programs have been created to meet the provincial guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Participants will be required to wear a mask while in the facility and during their program. Spectators are not permitted at this time.

Follow the links below to find the full class schedule and register with Recreation OnlineLearn more about setting up your Recreation Online account. Need assistance? Call 780-467-2211 (weekdays) or 780-416-3300 (evenings and weekends). 

Half-day summer programs

  • Animal Planet (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • ARC Adventures (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Chalk, Paper, Scissors! (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Game Point (7Y-9Y), (10Y-12Y). and (13Y-15Y) 

  • Great Outdoors (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Heroes in Training (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • MP Adventures (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Oceana (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • On the Ball (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Pedal to the Metal (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Ready for the Weekend! (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Science 101 (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • SPA Adventures (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

  • Superhero Universe (7Y-9Y) and (10Y-12Y) 

Sport classes

  • Starter Softball - Outdoor (6Y - 9Y) 

  • Starter Softball - Outdoor (9Y - 12Y)

Program guidelines and safety

    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 2 years of age or older while in the facility and during their program. No exemptions apply.
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Bring your own equipment like yoga mats and badminton racquets.
    • Families will be spread apart to maintain physical distancing of 3 meters (10 feet) from other families, at all time during class.
  • Know before you go

    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
       
    • Arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your class starts.
       
    • Individuals 2 years of age or older must wear a mask or face covering in the facility and for the duration of the program (indoors and outdoors). 
       
    • Practice proper hand hygiene, physical distancing (3 meters / 10 feet during class), and avoid touching your face. 
       
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 pre-screening questions every day before entering the program space. 
       
    • Exit the building immediately after class and please follow all gathering restrictions in place. 
       
    • Parents/guardians will receive a program specific email a minimum of 24 hours before the first day of class. Please ensure your email is current by logging into your account on Recreation Online.
  • Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model

    • Active Start (0Y-6Y) – Unstructured, active play that incorporates a variety of body movements and focus on fun rather than formal competition, work on movement development (ABC’S) Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, and Speed, begin developing fundamental movement skills
       
    • FUNdamentals (6Y-9Y) – variety of activities that develop fundamental movement skill/sport skills through play, programs remain focused on fun and competition is minimally introduced, continue to practice the ABC’S of movement development.
       
    • Learning to Train (9Y-12Y) – formalized training methods introduced (ie. drills), emphasis is still on general sport skills suitable for a number of activities, greater amount of time spent on training/practicing skills rather than competing.
       
    • Training to Train (12Y-15Y) – fitness component increased at this stage, greater emphasis on sport specific skills, majority of time spent improving and practicing skills.
       
    • Training to Compete (15Y+) – skills practiced are entirely sport specific, competition is the primary focus and recovery/injury prevention discussed.
    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 2 years of age or older while in the facility, including during their class. No exemptions apply.
    • CSA approved helmets and mittens / gloves are required for all participants. 
    • No skate rentals available.
    • No changerooms available - come dressed ready to go, including skate guards.
    • Ensure helmets and gloves are wiped down / washed in between classes.
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Participants will maintain 3 meters (10 feet) physical distance.
    • No scrimmages.
    • Classes will focus on individual skill building.
    • Amount of equipment used will be reduced, equipment will be sanitized at the end of each class.
    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
    • Individuals 2 years of age or older mus wear a mask or face covering in the facility and for the whole duration of the program (indoor and outdoor). 
    • Parents/guardians are not to enter the program space; pick up / drop off only. 
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Participants will be distanced in accordance with Alberta Health Services recommended guidelines (2 m inside/outside, 3 meters (10 feet) when engaging in physical activity).
    • We ask that participants bring their own equipment to minimize sharing. Please label with name and phone number. Equipment will be available for use if you do not have your own. Please refer to your participant email for details.
    • Balls will be provided (if needed) and designated to a participant for the duration of class.
    • Equipment will be sanitized between classes.
    • No pinnies will be used.
    • Class will focus more on individual skill building. No end of class scrimmages.
    • Summer opportunities are themed, and run half-days for a full week. (omit: Aug 2) 

    • Summer programs run out of one of three facilities: Ardrossan Recreation Complex, Sherwood Park Arena (Randy Rosen Arena), or Millennium Place 

    • Parents/guardians will receive a program specific e-mail a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class 

    • Parents/guardians are required to complete a participant information and severe allergy form at the beginning of the week

    • Upon drop-off, parents/guardians will be asked to sign in their child, then participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 pre-screening questions before they are allowed to enter the programming space. If your child has permission to arrive and leave on their own, please specify this on the participant waiver form 

    • Locations and a high-level overview of the program plan for each day will be available upon request at drop-off  

    • Please send the following with your child as they will not be provided otherwise: snacks (nut free), water bottle, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, mask (disposable non-medical masks will be supplied), sweater/jacket, closed toed shoes, socks and/or indoor shoes, etc. 

    • We ask that participants bring their own equipment to minimize sharing. Please label with name and phone number. Equipment will be available for use if you do not have your own (exception: bikes for Pedal to the Metal). Please refer to your participant e-mail for details. 

    • Non-medical masks/face coverings will be required for all indoor and outdoor programs  

    • Hand-sanitizer will be readily available and programming spaces are equipped with sinks and hand soap 

    • Participants will be provided designated equipment/supplies for each activity which will be sanitized before and after each class 

    • Participants will be distanced as per AHS recommended guidelines 

    • Guest speakers will present virtually through Microsoft Teams; these presentations will not be recorded 

    • Select programs will also be scheduled a Leaders in Training – this individual is participating from a leadership perspective in order to obtain leadership and supervisory experience. Please direct any questions to either the LIT and/or the Instructor. 

    • The Youth Programming team can be reached by e-mailing Youth.Programs@strathcona.ca 

    • Cancellation policy: Full refunds will be provided for cancellations made 24 hours before the first day of class. Pro-rated refunds will be provided for medical/emergency cancellations.

Questions?
780-467-2211 (weekdays)
780-416-3300 (evenings and weekends)
recreation@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021
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